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Unread 12-06-2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Tj pulling a pop up

Have a tj with a 350 sbc in it. And I have no doubt I could pull my camper, but I don't know if it is rated for it and/or if it would be safe. Anybody ever done it? It's not huge. It's like 12 feet long when it's down and I think it's right around 2000 pounds.

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Unread 12-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #2
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Max on a tj is 2k i believe. I used to tow around 2k with my yj. It sucked on anything besides flats, tried to put you in the ditch pretty rgularly. Aything downhill the trailer pushed the jeep around quite a bit. Make sure the brakes on te trailer work well.
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Unread 12-07-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Max on a tj is 2k i believe. I used to tow around 2k with my yj. It sucked on anything besides flats, tried to put you in the ditch pretty rgularly. Aything downhill the trailer pushed the jeep around quite a bit. Make sure the brakes on te trailer work well.
Ok. Thanks. I guess I'll have to look into trailer brake controller for the jeep. Do you know if they make any plug and play kits for a tj?
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Unread 12-09-2012, 07:57 AM   #4
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Doubtful, its not really a tow rig.
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Unread 12-10-2012, 02:38 PM   #5
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Ok. Thanks. I guess I'll have to look into trailer brake controller for the jeep. Do you know if they make any plug and play kits for a tj?
I have looked and never found a plug and play with brakes for the TJ. I pulled 3500lbs about 1800 miles with my TJ. The brakes sucked so did the steering. I would never recommend it but I think you would be ok with 2k. The TJ is not the best choice in tow vehicles but if you are only 2k I wouldn't stress it. If you are mostly level ground I would stress about the brakes but be careful.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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I have pulled a very small Coleman Taos popup with my YJ for a couple of years. The Taos is very light at only about 1600 lbs. I added a brake controller and all the required wiring for the full 7 pin RV plug. The 4.0 liter did a descent job, but as another poster said make sure that the trailer brakes are working well and don't speed.
I purchased all the wiring stuff from etrailer.com
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Unread 12-22-2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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I have pulled a very small Coleman Taos popup with my YJ for a couple of years. The Taos is very light at only about 1600 lbs. I added a brake controller and all the required wiring for the full 7 pin RV plug. The 4.0 liter did a descent job, but as another poster said make sure that the trailer brakes are working well and don't speed.
I purchased all the wiring stuff from etrailer.com
I honestly don't know if it even has trailer brakes. It was given to me by my dad and I haven't pulled it in a while and I never had a brake controller on my truck when I pulled it.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #8
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Mopar sells a 7way wiring harness for an LJ that fits a TJ (I recently installed one).
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TCW (towing capacity weight) found inside door jams (I believe the acronym is right)
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Unread 02-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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I tow my fleetwood popup around behind my TJ.. its about 2300lb dry. Now that I am regeared its fine, before it was a little rough in the hills with 3.73s. I have no issue with sway or anything like that though and have towed it thousands of miles. I still haven't gotten around to doing a brake controller though, it is definitely necessary IMO, I just haven't done it.



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